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  3. mr_robot

    ONR Safe for Hardwood Floors?

    I’ve used it on my hardwood floors and it left a very clean no residue finish. Looked and felt cleaner than it would if I used my stiffer wet jet.
  4. please contact Danny - danny@opticoat.com with your contact info and the name of your installer.
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  6. I purchased a factory delivered car, which I turned over to a local detailing shop for the application of opti-coat pro+. There was some communication issues and I found out that they only applied opti-coat pro. They offered to add on the pro+ for me, which they did about 2 or 3 days after the initial pro application. Unfortunately, I didn't spend enough time researching the product ahead of time and just took their word that this was OK to do. But last night I was watching an optimum training video and they said that there is only a half hour to hour window that the pro+ can be applied after the pro. So now I'm left with many questions - will the pro+ application still work? Will it have any negative effects adding it so late? Is there anything I can do at this point to help the situation or anything I should look out for as the coating fully cures? Thank you so much in advance for your time and help!
  7. DIRECTIONS: 1. Clean the surface with Optimum Power Clean to remove any greases or waxes. 2. Decontaminate the surface with an Optimum Clay Towel, Mitt, or Bar. 3. Compound the paint with Optimum Hyper Compound and a wool pad to abrade the surface. Remove the compound residue. Goal is to remove oxidation. 4. Wipe surface with Optimum Paint Prep. Make sure surface is dry. Blow out all cracks to remove moisture and dust. 5. Apply only in a well ventilated area with panel and air temperatures between 60-85 F (15-30 C). 6. Wearing protective eyewear, a respirator rated for organic vapors, and nitrile gloves, saturate the edge of the supplied microfiber applicator (not quite to dripping), with Optimum Clear Coat Restorer (CCR). 7. Apply in a back and forth motion, keeping the edge of applicator saturated, and working the wet edge one panel at a time. Apply 1-2 coats back to back leveling with the applicator. 8. Avoid touching the surface after 5 minutes. 9. Optimum CCR is dry to the touch in 5 minutes, can be driven in 4 - 12 hours, waxed or polished in 24 hours and Coated in 48 hours. Second coat can be added after 1 week of curing. 10. Allow 12 hours or more before exposing to water or temperatures below 60 F (15 C). 11. Optimum CCR can be protected with Optimum Car Wax, Opti-Seal, or Gloss-Coat after 48 hours or more of curing.
  8. Im sorry for being obtuse. I thought polishing it prior to CCR would make it less likely to work. I read i need to apply your cleaning prep product to strip it of wax, etc. Do you mean compound it first lightly, then hit it with the prep spray and then CCR? Its not smooth to the touch currently as the base coat was a spray application and I havent shot it with clear coat. Thanks again Frank
  9. you need to abrade (rough up the surface), Magic Eraser will not do that - I don't think you need to wet sand or use wool pad, but a polish should be enough.
  10. Ron Thanks! One last question. Can I get away with magic eraser as some have indicated or do I need to go with 3000 grit wet sand or cut with wool pad. Any particular preference. I really really only want to do this once lol. Respectfully Frank
  11. No Soap

    Opti-Seal as Drying aid

    No, but now there is a new product on the market for cleaning the towels P&S (or The Rag Company) Rags To Riches. It is probably worth to check out!?
  12. bensla

    Opti-Seal as Drying aid

    Wrung out towels leaves residue for me, really noticable on glass. Do you not get that?
  13. bensla

    ONRWW as contactless prewash.

    Thanks! That sounds good - essentially as long as I'm not expecting anything a normal foam pre-wash wouldn't be able to achieve it sounds good. Essentially my question is really just 'does ONRWW leave a residue if pressure hosed off rather than buffed off'. I will give it a test tomorrow and see how I get on. Thanks!
  14. You can apply CCR over single stage paint (your repaint) but it might require multiple layers. You need to "rough up" the base coat, at least lightly, for CCR to bond properly.
  15. Ron@Optimum

    ONRWW as contactless prewash.

    I think it will work fine, based on your methodology. It's always problematic when people use products in a manner they are not designed for, but in this case I think you should be good.
  16. Thank you for your input and I agree that if I'm going to do another coating, which I plan to do because I purchased 20cc of GC, then it only makes sense to buy a bottle of OS. I am the ultimate preparer and I've researched this process for 2 months before going ahead. So, when it came time to do the job and I found out that hyper-seal is not actually going to work for me 1 hour after GC application, I was pretty pissed because it's winter here. So far it's just been rain and no salt has been put down since my applying GC so I hope I'll be safe.
  17. Ron@Optimum

    Opti-Coat Pro3

    Yes, Pro installers have OC3 available and it's being installed now.
  18. bensla

    ONRWW as contactless prewash.

    Thanks, sorry perhaps I wasn't clear. I understand that it wont be enough as any kind of ongoing or complete solution. All I'm wondering is would it leave and more streaks after a pressure rinse than a foam would, specifically ONRWW. There have been times when a foam and rinse has been enough to shed one day's dirt and get the car looking basically spotless again. I know the limitations of that approach for washing in general. However the video you posted does seem to suggest that 'they do the same thing' so it does seem like it might work so thanks for sharing that! I will do some experimenting.
  19. Kiddetailer

    Opti-Coat Pro3

    is this product out yet for installers?
  20. Kiddetailer

    ONRWW as contactless prewash.

    it will not work as intended, as I have also talked about this in this thread from another member.
  21. Hi I recently purchased Optimum CCR for use on my 63 Corvette. I did a repair on a damaged portion of the decklid, its about 3 by 6 inches. I painted it with base coat and it looks good from a color blending perspective. I have not clear coated it. The rest of the decklid is fine. Question: Can I use CCR on the repaired portion only - I assume yes. Do I stop or run it into the undamaged clear a bit? Question 2: Do I have to prep the base coat? It's already been cleaned but do I have to 3000 wet sand it or cut it with a wool pad etc? I am concerned about removing the base coat paint. Thanks! Respectfully Frank
  22. Considering you are in Halifax and it is winter, it is best to have some additional topper during the curing time. Gloss Coat can get wet within a few hours without issue but I would be more concerned about the salt build up driving around affecting the coating during the 7 day cure time. If you don't have access to Opti-Seal, I would consider doing a light ONR wash of any salt build up daily. Yvan indicated than ONR only wash is safe after 24-48 hours but should be reserved for emergency cases. Or just be prepared to re-apply Gloss Coat on the lower body panels in the spring. Note, like you I prefer Hyper Seal as a drying aid/topper for the exterior surfaces but Opti-Seal is excellent for interior surfaces (especially windows combined with ONR). I've had my 8 oz container of Opti-Seal for 4 years and have barely used 2 oz while maintaining two vehicles. So an 8 oz bottle can easily last a lifetime and is good investment if you intend to apply more Optimum ceramic coatings.
  23. I am experimenting with super-fast contactless top-up washes (mid week, after longer/dirtier drives etc). I am thinking a snow foam and then rinse off with DI filtered water, but I wondered what might happen if I just used my ONRWW solution from the mini preasure spray bottle instead of filling up a foam cannon etc. I think it would loosen the dirt probably as well as a snow foam but I'm thinking it might leave marks after the rinse off where a snow foam wouldn't. Has anyone tried this? Would normal ONR be better than ONRWW? Although it might be nice if some wax was added through the process. Thanks!
  24. Ron@Optimum

    New Formula No Rinse Review

    I keep my sponge in a covered container with ONR (not submerged but with solution) and periodically I turn it over to keep it moist. I don't use my ONR wash bucket/solution, but a fresh mix, and every so often (monthly) change it out.
  25. EBGroup

    New Formula No Rinse Review

    Would it be standard procedure to keep your ORS AND BGS in a bucket of ORN wash.
  26. Got it. 8 Hours for me. No problem. Thanks Ron
  27. the recommendation is 1 hour after coating IF Opti-Seal is used, 8 hours if not topped before getting wet.
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